April 19th, 2005 by eugene
While we wait...
A backlog of drives has accumulated while we work to deploy Testbed4. There's been demand for reviews of the Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 as well as Western Digital's Caviar WD3200JD. On the SCSI side of things, Hitachi's Ultrastar 10K300 and 15K147 have patiently waited for a review.
To expedite SR's take on these drives, we've temporarily reassembled good old Testbed3 (the parts of which were previously scattered across various other machines). A review of the Barracuda 7200.8 has already been posted. Formal benchmarking of WD's newest Caviar and Hitachi's SCSI units has also been completed- these reviews will follow very shortly.